Eagles’ James Bradberry didn’t like New York Giants exit
Shortly after Joe Schoen took over as general manager of the New York Giants, it became clear that cornerback James Bradberry was not in the long-term plans.
Schoen openly acknowledged that Bradberry was on the trading block and hinted that if a trading partner was not found, the veteran would be released. Because of this, Bradberry remained absent from the team’s off-season training schedule.
But days eventually turned into weeks and weeks into months. Before you knew it, the 2022 NFL Draft had come and gone and Bradberry was left in limbo.
Fortunately, that ended earlier this month when the Giants finally unplugged and released Bradberry. Soon after, he signed a deal with the Philadelphia Eagles.
“First of all, I understand it’s a business. I put my business cap first and understood that I am an asset. So I understand they want something for me, so that was part of the game,” Bradberry told reporters on Tuesday. “I personally didn’t necessarily like it, but it’s a business at the end of the day and I understand that.”
Business can get ugly sometimes and that should never be taken personally, but it’s a hard line to toe when you’re the centerpiece. To his credit, Bradberry went very quietly on the night and didn’t take aim at the Giants more than that.
“I was very anxious, because of course I didn’t know what decision was going to be made,” Bradberry said. “So a lot of anxiety throughout this period, but I knew it was enough to be patient and wait, that things would eventually turn around and I was going to be in the right place.”
When it comes to playing the Giants twice a year from now on, Bradberry claims to have a bigger view. He says he’s “looking forward” to playing all 17 games next season, not necessarily just the ones against New York.